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NEWS
September 9, 1996 | FRANK B. WILLIAMS and SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Tupac Shakur, the rap star known for the violence in his lyrics and his life, was in critical condition Sunday after being gunned down in a car-to-car attack just off the jammed Las Vegas Strip. Police said Shakur, 25, was cruising in a five-car convoy with Marion "Suge" Knight, head of Los Angeles-based Death Row Records, when a white Cadillac pulled up next to Knight's black BMW 750 and a man inside opened fire about 11:15 p.m. Saturday. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Sgt.
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NEWS
November 30, 1994
Rap musician Tupac Shakur, in New York to stand trial on sexual molestation charges, was shot during a robbery in Manhattan early Wednesday, police said. Shakur, 22, was shot in the head and groin as he and two friends were about to enter Quad Recording Studio in Midtown Manhattan about 12:30 a.m. EST, New York Police Sgt. James Coleman said. The musician was listed in guarded condition at Bellevue Hospital.
NEWS
January 28, 1997 | From Associated Press
Four months after he was gunned down in a still-unsolved Las Vegas attack, Tupac Shakur was named favorite rap-hip-hop artist at the 24th Annual American Music Awards Monday night. Alanis Morissette and Toni Braxton were double winners on a night when the American Music Awards saluted "The Year of the Woman." But Mariah Carey, nominated for five awards, went home empty-handed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1996 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Compton police Tuesday quashed at least one source of conjecture in the slaying of rap star Tupac Shakur, saying they had looked into unconfirmed reports linking Shakur's death to a local double homicide and found no connection. Capt. Steven Roller, a Police Department spokesman, said investigators probing the deaths of Marcus Duron Childs and Timothy Flanagan found "nothing to link this incident with anything having to do with Tupac Shakur or any activities in the state of Nevada."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1996 | MAKI BECKER and JEFF LEEDS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Becker reported from Los Angeles and Leeds from Las Vegas. Contributing to this story were Times staff writers Ed Boyer and Rich Connell
Somber fans of slain rapper Tupac Shakur--and an array of newcomers to his musical chronicles of the hard-edged gang life--cleared store shelves of his works Saturday, a time-honored rite of paying respect to fallen recording icons. As Las Vegas authorities pressed a frustrating hunt for Shakur's killer and the coroner released the 25-year-old gangsta rapper's body to a local funeral home, waves of customers across the Southland snatched up Shakur's tapes and compact discs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1997 | ANN W. O'NEILL and CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge Tuesday denied an inheritance claim by the biological father of slain actor-rapper Tupac Shakur, attorneys said. New Jersey trucker William Garland had sought to inherit half of Shakur's estate, which could be worth millions. But Shakur's mother, Afeni, vigorously opposed the claim, saying Garland was an absentee father who contributed little to Tupac's upbringing. The claim challenged the legal standard for fatherhood. "This is a big defeat for deadbeat dads.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1998 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The mother of slain rap artist Tupac Shakur is moving forward with a civil lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, hoping to achieve something police haven't been able to--solving her son's murder. The wrongful death lawsuit, filed in September by Afeni Shakur, contends that Orlando Anderson, a reputed Los Angeles gang member whom police once named as a suspect in the case, gunned down Shakur 18 months ago on the Las Vegas Strip.
NEWS
February 8, 1995 | HELAINE OLEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rap artist Tupac Shakur was sentenced Tuesday to a term of 1 1/2 years to 4 1/2 years in prison for his 1993 assault of a woman in a Manhattan hotel room. New York State Judge Daniel P. Fitzgerald also sentenced Shakur's business manager, Charles Fuller, 23, to four months in jail and five years' probation for the same crime. Fitzgerald turned down requests to allow the two men to remain free on bail pending appeals.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 1996 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
If Tupac Shakur's posthumous "The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory" replaces the Beatles' "Anthology 3" as the nation's best-selling album on Wednesday, as expected, it will be one more sign to millions of Americans of the bankruptcy of rap music. More than one disgusted observer will grumble, "How could anyone buy a record by that thug?"
BUSINESS
October 30, 1997 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Afeni Shakur, the mother of slain rap star Tupac Shakur, has opened her own record label and plans to put out hundreds of unreleased songs by her late son. Her company, Amaru Records, is scheduled on Nov. 25 to release "R U Still Down? (Remember Me)," a double-CD collection featuring two dozen songs recorded by Shakur between 1991 and 1994, while he was still under contract to Interscope Records. All music released by Amaru will be distributed by Bertelsmann- affiliated Jive Records.
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